Three new DStv Now apps have been added for lean-back viewing on big screen TVs. These apps make it possible for DStv subscribers to turn any TV in their house into an easy-to-use DStv hub without the need for a decoder.
DStv Now, the internet-based service with live sports, live TV, shows and movies on Catch Up, is now available via three new lean-back apps. These apps make it possible to turn any TV in the house into an easy-to-use DStv hub without the need for a decoder.
The new apps are available for the following devices – that is Samsung smart TVs (selected models released from 2015 onwards), Apple TV (4th generation and newer versions) and media players running Android TV (Google certified devices only).
Apps are also expected to be added shortly for additional brands of smart TVs.
DStv Now was launched in 2014 and originally conceived of as a mobile-first product, with apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Over time, however, new usage cases have emerged such as providing an easy way get all of DStv’s content on to TVs not connected to a decoder.
DStv Now is available free to all DStv customers (the specific content available is linked to the customer’s DStv package). With DStv Now, two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously. This means a single account can be used to watch TV via a decoder in the lounge, a movie on a tablet in the bedroom via DStv Now, and sport on another smart TV using DStv Now. It’s also a great way for kids who are away from home to get the most from the family’s DStv subscription.
DStv Now is an OTT internet streaming video service. It’s ideal when used with a high-speed uncapped home internet connection or anywhere with free WiFi access. Data usage may be charged by the ISP or mobile network.
Here’s the list of supported Samsung TVs:
UNU76A0, UNU7500, UNU74A0, UNU7400, UNU850D, UNU8500, UNU80A0, UNU800D, UNU8000, QNQ9S, QNQ9F, QNQ8FB, QNQ8F, QNQ8C, QNQ7F, QNQ7C, QNQ6F, QNQ65F, ULS03NU
UNU730D, UNU7300, UNU710D, UNU7100, UNU7103
UN5500, UN5300, UN4500, UN4300
UMU9000, UMU8000, UMU7500, UMU70A0, UMU7000, UMU66A0, UMU6500, UMU64A0, UMU6470, UMU6400, UMQS9, UMLS003, QMS9Y, QMQ9F, QMQ8C, QMQ7FD, QMQ7F, QMQ7C, UMUF31E, UMU6000, UMU6100, UMU6300, UMU6310, UMU6320, UMUF30E
UM6300, UM5600, UM5520, UM5510, UM5500, UM5300, UM4500
UKS9800, UKS9500, UKS9000, UKS8500, UKS8000, UKS7500, UKS7000, UKU66A0, UKU6510, UKU6500, UKU64A0, UKU6400
UKU630D, UKU6300, UKU6000
UK6300, UK6250, UK6200, UK5600, UK5520, UK5510, UK5500, UK5300, UK4300
UJS9000, UJS9500, UJS9800, UJS9900
UJU5900, UJU5910, UJU5920, UJU8000, UJU7800, UJU7500, UJU7000, UJS8500, UJS8000, UJU6900, UJU6410, UJU6400, UJU6300, UJS6900, UJU6390, UJU6000, UJU6100, ULS001U, US9A, UJU6800, UJU6740, UJU6700, UJU6600, UJU6510, UJU6500, UJS8600, UJS6700, UJU7090
UJ6400, UJS6000, UJ6330, UJ6300, UJ6240, UJ6200, UJ5520, UJ5510, UJ5500, UJ5300, TE390S, ULS001F, ULS001H, US9F.